“A Local hangout—a Pub, a Park, a Coffee Shop—Is As Important to Health As a Doctor or Therapist.”

November 2, 2019

Interview: Bob Sullivan Bob Sullivan and I have been friends for years, through the “Invisible Institute,” a terrific writers’ group to which we both belong. He’s a veteran journalist and the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. He’s won many awards, such as the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty…

Read More >>

Will AI replace university lecturers? Not if we make it clear why humans matter | Mark Haw

Cash-strapped universities might be tempted by AI tutors, but they cannot reproduce human creativity or insight Many UK universities are struggling financially, but there’s one option that is rarely discussed: replacing lecturers with artificial intelligence (AI) machines. This might sound like sci-fi – after all, the lists of occupations vulnerable to AI rarely include teaching, which is still seen as too creative for computers. But a growing database of information…

September 8, 2019
Read More >>

Ucas orders inquiry into ‘racial profiling’ of UK students

University applications made by black students more likely to be investigated for fraud The university admissions clearing house Ucas has ordered an investigation after discovering that its process for investigating fraud was far more likely to demand proof of claims from black applicants than white ones. Figures obtained by a freedom of information request found that last year, one in every 100 black British applicants were subject to additional queries…

September 7, 2019
Read More >>

How To Shoot Dreamy Backlit Portraits With Natural Light

July 27, 2019

Lisa Holloway is an internationally-published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer from rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since Day One, Lisa is self-taught and works exclusively with natural light.  She has been in the portraiture business, photographing clients in the Las Vegas metro area since 2008.  When Lisa is not pursuing her photography interests, she loves the outdoors, road trips, cooking, thunderstorms, and spending time with her husband and 10 children….

Read More >>

35 mobile photography tips for taking better smartphone shots

May 13, 2019

Originally published: Feb. 12, 2015; updated / re-published May 7, 2019 Main photo credit: Sigrid Buene At 500px, we firmly believe that your tools are just that—tools. Whether you shoot with a Canon 5DS R or an old iPhone 5s, a great photographer can make beautiful photos using any device capable of capturing images. Now, let’s get practical. Want to take better photos with your smartphone? Great! We asked four…

Read More >>